The Oil Spill Collection
The immense shock I experienced after witnessing the footage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2020, was the catalyst for what would become a collection of ready to wear and footwear inspired by the disaster. The six-month incident caused unbelievable harm to the 68,000 square miles of ocean wildlife. Cleanup and restoration cost over $61 billion, of which BP, the responsible party, only paid $5.5 billion. Proceeds from The Oil Spill collection were contributed to the cleanup efforts.
Photo @OdessyBarbu Model @NextModels
This collection invovled extensive photographic resrach
I've decided to use white throughout the collection, to reflect the white created by bacteria that resulted from the devastating mix of ocean water and oil. My hope was to find beauty in the tragedy, to raise awareness and funds.